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Item 7245

Lisbon Street Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1912

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

Item 7168

Downtown Lewiston, early 1900s

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

Item 7255

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1880

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

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Exhibit

St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

Exhibit

Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

Exhibit

Hiram Adelman, Mars Hill, ca. 1935

The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

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Site Page

Float in Parade for St. John de Baptist, Lewiston

Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Sagadahock House, Bath, 1894

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

The Lewiston train should have been there a long time before both of the other trains except there was a delay with their flatbeds staying on the…

Site Page

Fannie Brackley and doe, ca. 1937

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

… on Armistice Day in 1946 at the Marcotte Home in Lewiston. In her final years she had struggled with poor health, failing eyesight and had suffered…